Saturday, January 7, 2012

My 300th Post...and a Virtual Temper Tantrum

Yup, this is the big 3-0-0.  You'd think I'd have held out for something a little less crass than on online hissy fit, but not so much.  I got this great custom order last week.  This very nice lady from across the pond wanted me to make her a keychain like this one,

but with her kids' names on it.  No problem.  So I went out to the hardware store, grabbed a box of washers, and got started.  So far, I've wasted 9 washers.  NINE.  Out of a box of 8.  These suckers are apparently made out of diamond all of a sudden, and now I also have a flattened "a" stamp to show for my (wasted) efforts.  Then I went online this evening to find another washer order---which required, of course, a plethora of "a's." I am at the point, my friends, of name calling and plate throwing---and those of you who know me well know that's not a place I find myself in often.  

Tomorrow will be a day of hardware-store hopping---to Home Depot to snag a box of less resilient washers, and the to Harbor freight in search of a new set of stamps. 

1 comment:

  1. Who makes washers out of diamonds? What are people thinking?

    Congrats on the 300th Post, mother!


Thanks for taking the time to makes me feel a little less like I'm talking to myself again.